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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines Make Cut for Handful Of Prospects

In this edition, a handful of recruits name Michigan in their recent cuts of schools, Brandon Peters is invited to the Elite 11 Finals, taking a look at Dytarious Johnson's game and Harbaugh's brand.

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It is list-trimming season for several recruits across the nation as they narrow down their groups of schools as we inch closer and closer to the fall and the start of actual football. It has been a wild week on the recruiting trail with the satellite camp tour, the start of Sound Mind Sound Body, offers continuing to go out like hot cakes and more.

We'll start with the players that made cuts this week to their lists of schools, which included offensive lineman Michael Eletise (Honolulu, Hawaii), cornerback David Long (Los Angeles, California) and Canadian wide receiver Chase Claypool, all 2016 prospects.

Perhaps the most notable inclusion of Michigan on a list this week came when 2017 five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson (Houston, Texas) named the program as one of his top five schools as of now.

Quick Analysis: Dytarious Johnson

I did a brief analysis on Michigan's newest commitment, two-star 2016 linebacker Dytarious Johnson (Prattville, Alabama) earlier this week. There are a lot of coachable traits to like about this kid:

Johnson, while undersized, is a hard-hitting linebacker with a chip on his shoulder. He is very good in pass coverage and shows great ability in stopping screens and short-yardage plays. He is decisive and has a nose for the football, which allows him to react and make plays instead of hesitating to think.

Johnson went out and earned his offer live in front of Michigan coaches over the weekend and it paid off for him. The coaching staff loved what they saw, as he was one of the breakout players from the camp. Some time in the weight room will benefit him, especially when he hits campus, but they have a nice diamond-in-the-rough prospect here.

Peters Makes Elite 11 Finals

Four-star 2016 quarterback commit Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana) was one of the players on the bubble to make the finals of the Elite 11 camp, which is to be held next month during Nike's The Opening event on their campus in Beaverton, Oregon.

Since his commitment to Michigan, Peters has been turning heads on the camp trail heading into his senior year.

Column: Harbaugh's Brand

A few days back, I put out a column on how Jim Harbaugh's personality has become the biggest change to Michigan's brand all across the board.

Here's a brief snippet of that piece:

Things have been slow, for sure. But what the staff has been doing since it was brought in is building a foundation for sustainable success and changing how they market and brand themselves. The satellite camp tour is just the start of that.

The old saying is "Rome was not built in a day." It takes time to build an empire, or in this case an elite football program. The staff is in place to get it done.

It remains to be seen how long that takes, but it should be sooner rather than later and we are starting to slowly but surely see the dominoes begin to fall.

Be sure to hit the link for the full column, which can be found here.

Sound Mind Sound Body Primer

Maize n Brew will be at the Sound Mind Sound Body football academy all day Friday. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, as well as myself @anthonytbroome and our other staff members in attendance, Ricky Lindsay  (@RLindz35) and Joshua Hensnchke (@JoshuaHenschke).